Category Archives: fun with the kids

Penguin and Book

November 24, 2017

My son needed to send a thank you card to one of his grandmothers. This is the card he designed for her. I love the white pigment ink on the purple background. I may be using this idea again.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began by stamping the white snow all over the purple panel. We used the background stamp for Snow Cool and some snowflake images from Frosties. The layer looked is really cool.

Then, I stamp the penguin and book images. My son used colored pencils to color the images in. I fussy cut them out and adhered them together. We used a mini action wobble to adhere the penguin and book to a scalloped circle cut from white card stock.

Next, we adhered the purple panel to a white card base and adhered the scalloped circle to the card front. Lastly, we adhered a scripty Thanks die cut.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Frosties, Snow Cool and Science of Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Thanks and Scalloped Circle Stackables

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Ghost Invitations

November 23, 2017

These are the invitations that my son designed for his birthday party in October.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began these invitations by choosing the card base colors. Then, we die cut white panels for the front of each invitation. My son and I stamped the ghosts, sentiments and lines on the white panels. Then my son colored each panel with colored pencils. When, he was finished, we adhered the panels to the card bases.

I print the party info on to white card stock and then die cut the info out with a stitched rectangle die. We adhered these panels to the inside of the cards. We added a web and spider to the inside of the cards to complete the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Booyah

Simon Says Stamp’s Brushstroke Messages

BoBunny’s You’re Invited

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables and Cute Cobweb

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Fake Tan, Sugar Plum and Jalapeno

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Pirate Birthday Tags

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. My kiddos have a birthday party to attend in a few weeks. The party has a pirate theme and is for a brother and sister. Each one of my kiddos made one card and they decided to make a tag with the left over images.

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Tag Fronts

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Extra Details: We began these tags with the left over tags from the Simon Says Stamp September 2017 Monthly Card Kit. I die cut a larger stitched circle around the existing shapes. I ink blended some brown ink on each tag front and added some wood grain stamping with the same ink. I added a sentiment to the back of the tag at this point also.

We also had some images left over from the Pirate Birthday Cards, we had just finished. We used these on the tags, so everything will coordinate.

I ink blended some light blue ink on the inside of the tags to create a sky. I added two layers of blue card stock cut with a scalloped border die to look like waves. We added a ship on the inside of each tag as well.   I adhered some clear plastic over the window of each tag. We layered some foam tape on the inside of the card to create a shaker pocket. We added some light blue and clear sequins and closed the tags up.

My kiddos played with the placement of the rest of the images on the front and back of the tags. I adhered everything with liquid glue and set the tags aside to dry.

Lastly, I added some red and white twine through the holes. Now the tags are ready to tie on the gift bags.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Border

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Doe ink

Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags!

Pirate Birthday Card Set

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. My kiddos have a birthday party to attend in a few weeks. The party has a pirate theme and is for a brother and sister. Each one of my kiddos made one card. They used the same stamp set.

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Card Fronts

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Inside of Cards

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Size:  A2 cards

Extra Details:  We began these cards by stamping a lot of images on a half sheet of water color paper. I used Versa Fine ink and clear heat embossing powder so that I could begin water coloring the images right away. I used Crayola Fine Line markers and a water brush to color all of the images. Once the images were dry, I fussy cut everything out, leaving a small white border.

The cards were assembled in very similar ways. Each kiddo chose a card base; light purple and light blue. We stamped some clouds with white pigment ink. We also added a few birds with black ink.

I die cut two sets of waves and a beach for each card. I used two shades of blue card stock and a scalloped border die for the waves. I used kraft card stock and a stitched hillside die for the beach. I layered the beach and waves together and adhered them to the card bases.

Next, the kiddos arranged all of their images on the card front. I used liquid glue to adhere everything down. Once dry, we stamped the sentiment on the outside and inside of the cards. There were a few images left over, so we adhered them to the inside of back of the cards.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Ahoy, Matey

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Simple Stitched Hillside Borders and Scalloped Borders

Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp’s Clear Fine Detail

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Resist Birthday Cards

September 24, 2017

My husband’s best friends’ birthday was last week. My kiddos made him some birthday cards. They had such a good time playing with water coloring and resists.

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Blue card

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Orange Card

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Size:  Vertical side fold and a Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began these cards with panels of water color paper that I had die cut with a stitched rectangle die. Each kiddo decided on their card design and I used Versa Mark and white heat embossing powder to create the designs.

We used Distress Ink as water colors. I taped the panels down first. Then the kiddos painted on some clear clean water on their panels and began dropping in colors. We let the first layers of color dry while we had dinner. Then we added a second layer of color. After the second layer was dry, we added some splatters of ink.

Once the splatters were dry, we adhered each panel to a coordinating card base with foam tape. The kiddos were so please with their creations.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #80: Emboss Like a Boss

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157686622512713/

               

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Best Ever and You + Me

Lawn Fawn’s Flirty Frames

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Chipped Sapphire, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, and Wilted Violet

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the cards!

Happy Birthday to Moo

September 10, 2017

My daughter made this card for her grandmother. I love the scene she created and the play on the Happy Birthday song that she came up with for the inside.

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Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began this card by stamping and coloring all of the images. My daughter used Crayola Markers to color everything in. I fussy cut the images out for her. I cut right on the stamped line and used a black marker to paint the edges.

Together, we die cut a blue rectangle and a green rectangle. We used some stitched hillside borders and the green rectangle to create two layers for the ground. We adhered everything together using liquid glue. I traced a die to create the string for the bells to hang on. Once the panel was dry, we adhered it to a yellow card base.

My daughter came up with the sentiment on the inside of the card. I used my Misti to stamp it as many times as I could on the inside of the card. We added the music notes and the card was finished.

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics #12: Create a Scene

http://www.lawnfawnatics.com/challenges/lawn-fawnatics-challenge-12-create-a-scene

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Hat’s Off to You, Happy Happy Happy, and Chirpy Chirp Chirp

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables, Stitched Hillside Borders, and Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Great School Year

August 18, 2017

My daughter made a card for her new teacher.

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We began this card with a light green card base. My daughter picked out a bunch of stamps from Lawn Fawn’s Plan On It set to stamp all over the card base. We used a light green ink to stamp the little images.

We stamped the chalk board on black and white card stock. I also stamped the apple, chalk, and eraser on the white care stock. My daughter used Crayola Fine Line markers to water color the images in.

I fussy cut the images out. I cut just the frame of the chalk board out, so we could layer the black chalk board behind it.

My daughter used white pigment ink and her finger to add the white smudges to the chalk board. I white heat embossed the sentiment for her.

We used thin foam tape to adhere the brown frame to the black chalk board to give it dimension. We adhered the small images with foam tape also. Lastly, we adhered the chalk board to the card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Plan On It and A Good Apple,

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Celery Stick Dye Ink and Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fab Flowers

August 1, 2017

I just bought the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cubes and Fab Flowers stamp set. My kiddos and I had so much fun playing with color combos the day the package arrived. Here is a card I made with most of the flowers we created.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began this card with a panel of white card stock. The kiddos and I stamped the flowers in almost every color combo we could think of. We stamped the stems and leaves in Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink. I like the difference in texture by using the Oxide ink.

I fussy cut everything out, leaving a small white border. Then, I began building my bouquet. I used glue dots to adhere all the flowers, leaves, and stems together. I tied a pink ribbon around the stems. I used more glue dots to adhere the bouquet to a pink card base. I used glue dots on the ribbon as well.

I added a butterfly and sentiment and the card was complete.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers

Ink: Versa Fine

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid, Peacock, Lobster, Sugarplum, Plastic Flamingo, Merman, Freshly Cut Grass, Sunflower, Carrot, Wild Rose, and Fresh Lavender

Simon Says Stamp Hybrid Inks in Watermelon, Lemon Zest, and Orange Slush

Hero Arts Inks in Red Royal, Butter Bar, and Navy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Gnome and Flower

August 1, 2017

I just bought the Lawn Fawn Mini Ink Cubes and Fab Flowers stamp set. My kiddos and I had so much fun playing with color combos the day the package arrived. Here is a card my daughter designed.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: We began by stamping the gnome. My daughter colored him with colored pencils. I fussy cut him out for her.

Then we played with the Fab Flowers stamp set. We stamped lots and lots of flowers on a panel of white card stock. I fussy cut all of the pieces out, leaving a small white border on everything. My daughter picked two flowers to layer up. I used a dimensional glue dot between the flowers. We added some leaves and a stem to the flower.

We arranged the gnome and flower on a light pink card base. We used glue dots to adhere everything to the card base. Lastly, I added a sentiment and the card was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Fab Flowers, Tiny Tag Saying, and Gnome Sweet Gnome

Ink: Versa Fine

Ranger Archival Ink in Deep Purple

Distress Oxide Ink in Cracked Pistachio

Lawn Fawn Inks in Mermaid and Peacock

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Ballerina Frame Cards

July 14, 2017

These are the Thank You cards my daughter created for her dance teachers this year.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We made these cards over two months ago and I do not remember all of the details. I do know that the large ballerinas were gold embossed and watercolor with the Crayola Fine Line Markers.

I think the large circle in the middle was masked off when we added the pink images to the background. The blue frame and large ballerina were cut out and adhered to the card bases.

Stamps Used: Penny Black’s Tutu Sweet

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scalloped Circle Stackable

Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Rose Bud Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card